Friday, November 9, 2012

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS

Dear Internets,

[Tsardust, pictured with her newly painted face]

In Australia, we've become accustomed to adopting other nations holidays. It makes sense since there's such cultural diversity and a relatively short native cultural history. It makes even more sense when the holidays we adopt allow us to dress up, paint our faces, and drink on a weekday. Many men would call what I just described 'watching the game' as they swat us away for interrupting their heavy concentration [please note the sarcasm]. For me it's the celebration of Dia De Los Muertos.


For those who follow my instagram (@pixelhazard) which is now available online, you probably got a bit of a taste of the celebrations at Mrs Sippy last week hosted by Espolon tequila. There were skull shaped maracas, a mariachi band, painted faces, tacos, tarot readings and tasty summery Espolon cocktails designed by brand ambassador Oliver Stuart.


While the entire night was fantastic, people often remark "can't I hang out with friends and drink and stuff without getting dressed up". Sure it's not it those exact words and during the Halloween season I might often  reply rather flatly with an emphatic "NO!" but the truth is flexibility and creativity in a wardrobe is entirely up to you.


On the night, I wore a basic black scoop neck tee with a multi-panelled midi skirt, which happen to be a maxi skirt from my childhood with a somewhat more relaxed waistband. My floral  garland was a creation you can purchase online or in person at Glebe markets on the last Saturday on November.

[Tsardust & I looking ghoulish]

[Darren from Boymoments & Kari showing off their skelly hands]

[Tsardust getting her face painted]

[Tsardust, pixelhazard & Margaret from La petite Mademoiselle]


With great company, we partied the night away. Special thanks to the appropriately spooky Trish Nicol Girls & Espolon Tequila. So what did you guys get up to this Halloween season?

[Some of Trish Nicol, under those beautifully painted faces]

 ♥ pixelhazard
is shaking her maraca - that is not a euphemism!

13 comments:

Jacquii Lie said...

LOVE the post!! Such a fun party. You look super cute!

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Allison said...

LOVE it! I always have loved day of the dead festivals! The face paintings are gorgeous!
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Mica said...

Looks like such a fun party! Love everyone's painted masks :)

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Julie said...

Looks like you had a great halloween! I didn't dress up but it looks like you had so much fun.

Adam said...

looks like a fun time

Kelly Ann said...

WOW, amazing makeup!

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Caitie Schlisserman said...

such fun and crazy makeup!

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Caro * said...

Amazing party !! :)

Jackie -Style -Drum said...

SO Cool!

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kim bim said...

these makeup are scary and awesome.
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Linde Lou said...

Wow. I Love it! You have so so great blog! <3

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Ira Kharchenko said...

Great pics and party! Love it:)

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Hello Naka said...

i love the face paint and yout outfit also i got the shoes, they are amazing! I'll do my pay it forward very soon!